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Grade 4 - 5

This course is designed for anyone with at least 3-4 years of formal ballet training. It builds vocabulary covered in the previous grades and furthers your ballet training – preparing you with the technical ability to enter the higher grades/vocational levels.
A student who has successfully completed a course of study based on Grades 4 and 5 will be able to:


Ballet
Technique

    Demonstrate secure posture and correct weight placement while performing movements of increased complexity
    Demonstrate an ability to perform an increased range of movements with coordination of the whole body, well stretched legs and articulated footwork
    Demonstrate line through the body
    Demonstrate an ability to perform an increased range of movements with accurate alignment and use of space
    Demonstrate a co-ordinated turning action with correct use of supporting leg and placement of working leg
    Demonstrate elevation with controlled landings in steps of increased complexity


Music

    Perform with correct and accurate timing and appropriate response to the music.

Performance

    Perform with expression and communication.    


Free Movement

Technique

    Perform more complex steps with free flowing movement, use of space and coordination of the whole body, showing a secure understanding of weight transference, use of gravity, suspension at the climax of a movement and controlled endings
    Show use of gravity and relaxation of upper back to project movements into and through space
    Demonstrate an ability to show varying lines through the whole body
    Show varying heights of elevation with spring off one leg


Music

    Perform with correct and accurate timing and appropriate response to the music.

Performance

    Perform with expression and communication.


Character
Technique

    Perform more complex steps with firm hold of the body, upper back and head, correct arm and hand placement, use of fondu, use of space and articulated footwork appropriate to the style
    Perform a co-ordinated turning action.

Music

    Perform with correct timing, rhythmical accuracy and responsiveness to the music
    Perform exercises with increased rhythmical complexity.

Performance

    Perform with expression and communication


Timeline:

To be taught over two school years


Class Requirement:
2-3 Classes Weekly


Dress Code:

    Lavender, Mulberry or Navy Leotard
    Pink ballet shoes
    Pink ballet tights


Hair Style Code:

    Hair: Students must be well groomed with their hair tidily off their face and neckline.
    Long Hair: Must be put up in a flat bun in a hair net and U pins.
    Short Hair: Must be done in hair net and hair band.


Performances and Productions: 

Outstanding students are invited to perform in Bella Academy’s productions comprising of variations and repertoire from some of the world’s most beloved ballets.
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